5 Reasons We Give Up On Our Fitness Goals (And How to Fight Back!)

5 Reasons We Give Up On Our Fitness Goals (And How to Fight Back!)

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my personal fitness journey, it’s that lasting change comes from getting up and starting over. Again. And again. And again. Please, don’t give up on your personal health! Here’s how to fight the 5 most common excuses when it comes to why we fail our fitness goals

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7 Inspiring Quotes to Help You Reach Your Greatest Goals

7 Inspiring Quotes to Help You Reach Your Greatest Goals

Words are a powerful thing. They have the ability to break us and shape us. And the right ones can push us to do things we never thought possible. In this season of goal-setting, intentions and resolutions, Here are some of my favorite words paired with images that, well, make my heart happy. Please print out, save or share any that speak to your soul. Here’s to our greatest year yet! Let’s do this.

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Short Days, Long Nights: How to Fight the “Funk”

Short Days, Long Nights: How to Fight the “Funk”

It’s early November. And that means only one thing. My old friend “Funk” will be dropping by. Funk likes to visit when the days get shorter and the nights get longer. In truth, Funk is kind of an a-hole. He convinces me to surf Facebook instead of working out, argues with me that it’s better to hole myself up inside rather than run errands and I swear he slips me a mickey on the nights I find myself drooling and passed out on the couch by 7:30 p.m

But not this year. I’m launching a surprise attack on Funk by creating healthy habits that will pull me through the dreary winter months and beyond. Here are a few ideas I have in mind…

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My #1 Sanity Saver: Just Say “No”

My #1 Sanity Saver: Just Say “No”

Hello, my name is Rachael. And I’m a recovering people pleaser.

It’s nice to meet you. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you may be a people pleaser, too. Not that there’s anything wrong with that (oh great, I’m relapsing).

Wanting to please everyone probably means you’re generous, kind-hearted and selfless. But I can tell you from experience that you may as well say “sayonara” to your sanity if you don’t treat your time like the precious commodity it is.

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